John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

B.A., English, Tulane University
M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin

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John Schweers' responsibilities have included worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, risk and tax management responsibilities, and foreign exchange and investment management. Recently retired as a senior consultant of DeMarche Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 10 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

Fall 2016 Courses
Fall 2016 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 114
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42942
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 114
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42943
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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J-Term 2017 Courses
J-Term 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 490 - A01 Finance on Wall Street - - - - - - - -
Description of course Finance on Wall Street : CRN: 10311 4 Credit Hours
STUDY ABROAD: United States
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Spring 2017 Courses
Spring 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 232
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21950
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 232
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21951
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 717 - 201 Invest Fund Mgmt - Aristotle - T - - - - - 1730 - 2200 SCH 322
Description of course Invest Fund Mgmt - Aristotle : CRN: 22087
Students must apply and be accepted to register. This class focuses on practical, hands-on investment management. The course provides students with practical experience in individual stock valuation and portfolio management. Student managers are required to commit twelve months to the management of the fund from September through August. The class meets weekly but the students are expected to maintain contact more frequently through phone and email correspondence. The student managers have access to a trading room on campus where they can meet to do research and discuss strategy. The student managers are responsible for all the day-to-day administrative duties necessary to manage the fund, ex. trading, presentation materials and performance reporting. The time commitment for the course is substantial as the students are managing real money for the University. ---- ---- Prerequisite: standard core courses and FINC600 plus students are strongly advised to take FINC713 during the summer prior to enrollment in this class. If not, FINC713 must be taken concurrently with FINC717.
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)

Public Service
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Investment Committee, Committee Member

Publications
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Investments

Presentations
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation" Bumberg University, Germany, July 01, 2014
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology" Credit Risk Evaluation Designed for Institutional Targeting in Finance- CREDIT - Risk, Regulation, and Opportunities in Increasingly Interconnected World, Venice, Italy, September 01, 2013